I have discovered a newly installed device preventing a power transition (namely, sleep) from taking place on my computer. I would not like to have to manually disallow all devices from causing my computer to wake. Is there a way to globally disable all devices and their drivers from preventing sleep in Windows 10?

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It might be helpful to use the command prompt to find what devices have the ability to wake the computer.

Run the command prompt as an administrator and type in powercfg devicequery wake_armed. This will report back a list of the devices with the ability to wake your computer.

You can disable the devices by typing in powercfg devicedisablewake "deviceNameFromList". Use the up and down arrow keys to cycle through the commands to make this faster.

  • This does not answer the question. Moreover, the wake-requesting device is not visible under wake_armed (it is actually visible only under wake_from_any
    – Bob
    Jul 5, 2016 at 23:09

I don't know of one, no.

However, this program makes it very easy to enable/disable the waking for individual devices: https://superuser.com/a/1147093/231129

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